DeWine’s school-closing announcement covers K-12 public and private schools but not preschools or day cares. The order came as Acton, the Health Department director, issued an order banning gatherings of over 100 people. The ban is not absolute and exempts airports, workplaces, restaurants, religious gatherings, weddings and funerals and other events. Numerous cancellations preceded the announcement across the state. Cincinnati canceled its Findlay Market Opening Day Parade on March 26, a 100-year tradition on the Reds’ opening day. The Cleveland Orchestra canceled three concerts scheduled for this week, while Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame postponed the May 2 induction ceremony.
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